The Star in the West. A Critical Essay upon the Works of Aleister Crowley. Capt. J. F. C. FULLER, Aleister CROWLEY, From the David Tibet collection.

The Star in the West. A Critical Essay upon the Works of Aleister Crowley.

Mokelumne Hill: Health Research Co., 1969. Facsimile reprint. Softcover. Octavo. viii + 327pp.+ publisher's adverts. White comb bound yellow wrappers titled in black on upper cover, b&w illustrations. A cheaply produced facsimile reprint of the 1907 Walter Scott (Fourth) edition. This copy from the library of British artist, writer and musician DAVID TIBET (founder of the music group Current 93) with his OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE on the facsimile title page. Fuller, who went on to become one of Crowley's leading disciples, originally wrote this as an entry in a competition Crowley held for the best essay on his own literary work. Fuller's essay won (it is rumoured to have been the only entry) and - surely somewhat surprisingly - he was duly paid the hundred pound prize that Crowley had offered. With Crowley's assistance Fuller rewrote the essay, and Crowley published it in 1907. This is a cheaply-produced facsimile reprint ("photographic reproductions". Well worn with a good bit of rubbing and chipping to covers, two inch chip missing at lower edge of upper cover along with a few other less signifcant chips (nibbles?) to cover edges, pages well thumbed - but internally unmarked and clean. A reading copy only. Item #68429

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